Buying US Dollars (USD)

Are you moving to the US or buying a second home in America? If you do it is likely you will need to buy US Dollars which is where we at Foreign Currency Direct plc can help. We are here to help all our clients get commercial exchange rates when buying US Dollars which as a result can save our clients thousands of Pounds, in fact our service was highlighted in the national press as being a highly competitive exchange rate provider. We turnover millions of units of currency every day and it is through this turnover and our currency sources we are able to negotiate US Dollar exchange rates for our clients that can beat the banks by as much as 4%.

Not only do we offer leading exchange rates we pride ourselves on our customer service and it is thanks to this that nearly half of our business comes through recommendations and referrals. All of our currency brokers are well trained and experienced in the currency markets and so are used to helping clients buy US Dollars. No matter your circumstance we will be on hand every step of the way to make sending money to America stress free.

We make life incredibly simple. When you sign up with us, we keep track of the GBP to USD exchange rate and give you information on a good time to buy US Dollars. Our simple 6-step process makes the transaction a lot less time consuming than making endless phone calls and filling in complex forms at the bank.

4 top reasons why customers use Foreign Currency Direct plc to change pounds to US Dollars

  • Amazing exchange rates: up to 4% better than high street banks
  • No commission and no hidden fees
  • Security comes first
  • Customer care is a top priority


Why use Foreign Currency Direct plc to convert your Pounds to Dollars (USD)?

  • Highly competitive exchange rates

    Save £400 on every £10,000 you transfer. Our rates can beat high street banks by up to 4% when you buy US Dollars. Compare us to your bank and you’ll see what we mean. We’ve been recognised in the national press as providing highly competitive exchange rates compared to high street banks and other brokers.

  • No Commission or Hidden Fees

    Knowing what you are paying up front is crucial when you’re dealing with large sums of money. With us, there are no nasty surprises. No hidden fees. You don’t pay commission. We make our money on the margins at which we buy and sell currency – not by charging our customers.

  • Secure Trading

    Your funds are completely safe. Your payments are lodged in separate accounts designated for client funds. We are registered with the FCA and have a top credit rating from Dun & Bradstreet. We are prudent in our transactions and never speculate.

  • A Dedicated Account Manager

    Fast, knowledgeable and efficient service is vital in getting excellent US Dollar exchange rate. When you call, you go straight through to the Dealing Floor. You talk to the same person every time, someone who knows your situation and who you trust to give you expert help.

  • Free Market Reports

    Keep up to date with the market. The expert daily commentary on our website means you can check on the factors affecting the US exchange rate. That way, you can make timely decisions on your currency exchange.

  • IPD (Irrevocable Payment Document)

    Our IPD (Irrevocable Payment Document) is internationally recognised proof of transfer of your Pounds to US Dollars exchange. It means you can be sure that your transactions will go through quickly, safely and smoothly.

Buying US Dollars with us is easier than with your local bank

Find out about our simple 6-step currency exchange process or go to our sign up area and get started by clicking here.

Want to talk to one of our dealers before making a decision about buying US Dollars?

UK freephone: 0800 328 5884

International: +44 1494 725353

Please note unfortunately we are unable to transfer funds internationally for US residents, if you are unsure or have any questions please do give us a call.

Incorporated in England no. 5082565.    Foreign Currency Direct plc is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Service Regulations 2009 [FRN 538392] for the provision of payment services.